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...ret Fuller. Fuller was a fortunate female in the sense that her father “gave her the same education as any young man of their class would have received” (Myerson 1816). However, it was apparent from a young age that she was not viewed as an equal to her male counter parts; in fact, it is well known that “Fuller’s father had been disappointed when his first child was a girl” (1816). This would have been typical of the time period. Males were regarded as the dominate sex and in many instances this follows through into current society. She worked tirelessly through adolescence to consume all knowledge that was available to her through her father’s extensive library. She transcended the educational boundaries placed upon her by her gender; moreover, Fuller was educated in a multitude of languages and read extensively in literary and philosophical works (1816).
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